Changes to Availability of Chesapeake Parks & PR&T Facilities

Announcement by Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism

This page is updated frequently and will indicate changes of availability to the general public at the City of Chesapeake's parks and recreational facilities, to include community centers and specialty facilities. Examples of such changes could be due to major renovations or repairs, City major events or other large-scale activities or programs, large rentals, etc.

These changes could affect parking, traffic, and/or other amenities. See the following information for specific listings. Parks will be open to the public during these events/programs unless otherwise specified on this page.

City-observed Holidays may also affect the availability at our centers and specialty facilities. See the listing of City-observed holidays (PDF).


Campostella Square Park

  • July 13, 2024 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Chesapeake Law Enforcement Community Basketball Skills Competition

Centerville Park

Park is currently closed to vehicular traffic for the winter and gates will reopen in early March. Park is still open to the public and visitors may park outside the gate and walk in.

Chesapeake City Park

  • April 13, 2024 from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. - Crisis Pregnancy Center of Tidewater 2024 Walk for Life
  • April 20-21, 2024 - Chesapeake Spring Arts Show
  • April 27, 2024 from 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - 2024 PurpleStride Hampton Roads
  • June 1, 2024 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. - Relay for Life Hampton Roads

Dismal Swamp Canal Trail

  • August 14 to mid-March 2024 - Temporary Closure of Ballahack Boat Ramp and Parking area due to construction (paving of parking area and associated improvements). The trail will remain open during the construction phase. 
  • February 24, 2024 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Tidewater Striders Distance Series 
  • March 30, 2024 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Chesapeake Fire Department Ruck Cancer
  • April 6, 2024 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Autism Superheroes vs. Villains 5K
  • April 27, 2024 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Hampton Roads Great Strides
  • May 18, 2024 from 8:15 to 11:30 a.m. - Above the Clouds 5K
  • September 21, 2024 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. - Rock the Beat 2024 

Oak Grove Lake Park

  • August 17, 2024 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. - One Mile With A Smile 12 Hour Endurance Run

Southwestern Park

  • July 20, 2024 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Chesapeake Law Enforcement Community Basketball Skills Competition


Community Centers

Outdoor Tennis Courts

  • Great Bridge High School tennis courts are closed for renovation beginning 10/11/23 until further notice.

Chesapeake Alert

Chesapeake AlertYou may receive notifications through Chesapeake Alert for major changes in parks and facilities due to renovations, repairs, or major events by signing up for Chesapeake Alert.

For up-to-the-minute Parks, Recreation and Tourism event cancellations and postponements, visit our department Facebook page.

Give us a call at 757-382-6411 for additional information.